December 13, 2020: Mercury at 18 degrees Sagittarius square Neptune at 18 degrees Pisces is setting the stage for the Total Solar Eclipse tomorrow. Mercury is how we think, how we communicate, how we perceive reality square Neptune which in its highest expression is the metaphysical, spiritual ideals, dreams, and cosmic connection, but in its lower expression is delusion, illusion, and tapping into the collective unconscious without wisdom. So depending upon your level of consciousness, this aspect can bring in higher wisdom or it can bring in confusion and even lies and deceit. If you are unsure of which is which, ask your heart to give you the truth.
Put your hands on your heart and ask “is this true for me?” If your heart starts beating faster and you get tingly or the chills, then the answer is yes. If your body responds adversely like you get uncomfortable, feel anxious, get a funny feeling in your stomach, or feel a little off, then your answer is no.
December 14, 2020: Before the Total Solar Eclipse at 10:15 am CST, Mercury conjuncts the South Node at 19 degrees Sagittarius. Mercury is bringing in the energy of that square with Neptune in Pisces. Having an open-mind and a willingness to admit that you don’t know everything is a good way to navigate this conjunction.
South Node Total Solar Eclipse at 23 degrees Sagittarius. This is a POWERFUL New Moon. Sun and Moon at 23 degrees Sagittarius conjunct the South Node at 19 degrees Sagittarius, Mercury at 20 Sagittarius, and the Galactic Center at 27 degrees Sagittarius. This stellium in Sagittarius is encouraging us to let go of beliefs that are no longer serving us, if they ever really did. But when we let go of something old, something new can come in to take its place, which is why you can set intentions for both what you want to let go of and what you want to bring in to replace what you are letting go*. With the Galactic Center and Mercury involved in this Eclipse, we might get some information that really shakes up how we perceive reality. It is important to really stay open now and check in with your heart.
With Neptune at 18 degrees Pisces squaring this Eclipse energy and the North Node in Gemini, once again, there could be delusions and illusions surrounding information. If you approach everything with open-minded curiosity during this time, you can use these energies for profound transformation of your own beliefs, with an opportunity to perceive reality through the lens of Truth and wisdom, rather than seeing only what you want to see and missing an opportunity to connect with Cosmic Wisdom.
Mars is now at 20 degrees Aries, finally picking up steam after its months long retrograde, trining Mercury (and the Eclipse as well), giving us the drive to act on whatever insights and wisdom gained from this Eclipse. However, as it approaches its conjunction with Eris and square with Pluto later this month, it is important to be cautious in our actions as we consider the long-term ramifications of anything we do at this time.
Venus at 28 degrees Scorpio sextile Jupiter at 28 degrees Capricorn is cleaning up the last of the emotional debris that has been kicked up by all of this Capricorn energy that has been asking us to renovate and rebuild areas of our lives that were not truly aligned with our authentic selves. Use this energy to fuel your intention setting for what you would like to see in your life moving forward. What has Venus in Scorpio brought up for you emotionally and how can you let it go now? What has to change for you to be able to move forward with more optimism and faith?
December 15, 2020: Venus at 29 degrees Scorpio sextile Saturn at 29 degrees Capricorn. With this final sextile to the Capricorn planets, this is a good time to reflect on how your values have been deeply transformed and what you want to carry forward with you as Venus enters Sagittarius. Venus in Sagittarius loves big ideas, exploration, and adventure. Venus in Sagittarius is like we are getting out of a bone-deep cold and bottomless lake, sitting on the shore wrapped in a blanket by a fire, and staring up at the starry sky. What do you see up there? What is possible for you now that you have been transformed?
Chiron stations direct at 4 degrees Aries. Chiron in Aries is helping us heal the wounds of not being authentically ourselves. What actions can we take to be more authentically ourselves moving forward as Chiron also begins moving forward? If you are unsure, try the asking your heart exercise.
December 17, 2020: Saturn enters Aquarius (until March 7, 2023). Ahhh, Saturn enters Aquarius now. Do you feel that breath of fresh air as Saturn moves into the last air sign of the zodiac (the other two air signs being Gemini and Libra)? Or do you feel more collective restrictions coming? When Saturn dipped into Aquarius on March 22nd, we began to see more stay-at-home orders, travel restrictions, and lockdowns. The shadow of Aquarius is emotional detachment, technology at the expense of nature and natural processes, and the “collective good” being dictated by autocrats. What traditions and institutions we keep and structures we build moving forward are going to be entirely dependent upon integrating the lessons of the opposite sign, Leo, which is about each individual’s uniqueness, sovereignty, and coming from the heart. See my earlier post, “To be or not to be in the age of Aquarius” for more. The choice is ours to make.
*How to set intentions: The most powerful thing to do is write out what you want in the present tense. You state “I am ________. I have _________. I feel _________.” Never phrase it as I want or I need or I don’t want or I don’t have. When letting go, state I let go of _________ or I am complete with _________.
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